69 fishermen missing in the Bay

first_imgSome 69 fishermen went missing as eight trawlers capsized in the Bay of Bengal after being caught in storms in the last four days, reports UNB.According to local fishermen and trawler owners’ associations, fishing trawlers -‘FB Shahjahan’, ‘FB Jewel’, ‘FB Bhai Bhai’, ‘FB Tarek’, ‘FB Mariam’, ‘FB Hossain’, ‘FB Arka’ and ‘FV Moazzem’ — sank in the Bay as they were caught in storms under the impact of low persisting the Bay.A total of 67 fishermen were rescued by other trawlers while 69 still remained missing, they said.Barguna Fisheries Trawler Owners’ Association president Md Golam Mostafa said the higher authorities were informed about the matter.The rescue operations were underway to spot the missing fishermen, he said.Barguna acting deputy commissioner (DC) Md Anwarul Naser met the owners of two of the trawlers at Nali village in Sadar upazila.last_img

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